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    “I find it quite amusing sitting at home reading...

    “I find it quite amusing sitting at home reading the rumours and always wondering where’s that come from." - Hayden sums up silly season quite well, good to know the drivers get some entertainment...
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    1x 3rd, 2x 4th, 1x 5th, 1x 7th and 1x crashed out...

    1x 3rd, 2x 4th, 1x 5th, 1x 7th and 1x crashed out while leading.

    I'd say those results aren't bad at all for a guy who has only been given half the seat time considering how tight the competition...
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    Is Mikkelsen's car the same one Paddon had last...

    Is Mikkelsen's car the same one Paddon had last year? :bonce:
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    If someone crashes because they didn't judge the...

    If someone crashes because they didn't judge the speed right, how is that not a fair result?
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    He never said he wanted it, just that its...

    He never said he wanted it, just that its happened before and could happen again.
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    Mikkelsen tried, but there was a bale in the way.

    Mikkelsen tried, but there was a bale in the way.
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    What a stage from Latvala, he is on it today!

    What a stage from Latvala, he is on it today!
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    Possible he used up too many softs yesterday? Not...

    Possible he used up too many softs yesterday? Not sure how many they have for the rally.
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    But to get screen-time for the advertisers you...

    But to get screen-time for the advertisers you don't! I think it was Juha Kankkunen who once said "if you're going to crash make it a big one, in front of the cameras". :champion:
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    Does the Port Hills tarmac rally still run? I...

    Does the Port Hills tarmac rally still run? I think Targa run a couple of shorter events as well as the main one too. But you're right in general, there aren't many tarmac rallies in NZ. A few...
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    And we'd all feel ripped off only getting quarter...

    And we'd all feel ripped off only getting quarter of a rally! :p
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    I wondered about that too from the sound it made.

    I wondered about that too from the sound it made.
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    Brain fade? :D

    Brain fade? :D
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    Ah yes, not too intrusive and at least its the...

    Ah yes, not too intrusive and at least its the same for everyone which doesn't always happen with haybale chicanes. I bow to your superior knowledge of rally trivia! :D
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    There are sometimes limited speed zones in NZ...

    There are sometimes limited speed zones in NZ rally stages too - not to reduce average stage speeds (at least I've never heard of that) but when there are unfinished roadworks or bridge repairs etc...
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    I don't know why Latvala would want to leave...

    I don't know why Latvala would want to leave Toyota for a probably slower car with less development funding though? (assuming Toyota still want him, which seems likely at this stage).

    It would be...
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    But with no sources... it might be true but I'll...

    But with no sources... it might be true but I'll wait for something official.
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    They're also introducing an exciting new awards...

    They're also introducing an exciting new awards category for 'old farmer leaning on post with dust in background'
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    Maybe they just realise they can get much more...

    Maybe they just realise they can get much more publicity mileage by leaving people guessing for longer even if it is already decided.
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    When was the centre diff control ever about being...

    When was the centre diff control ever about being "safe"? I thought their argument was that it gives more freedom to adapt car behaviour to different drivers preference.
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    OGI: "That's meant to be my line, now I have to...

    OGI: "That's meant to be my line, now I have to think of something else to complain about"

    TAN: "Can't we stop talking and just drive already?"
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    Sad news. I didn't know Kevin all that well but...

    Sad news. I didn't know Kevin all that well but had chatted with him a few times when we were shooting photos in the same place, nice guy.
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    Then Hirvonen deserved to beat Loeb that year,...

    Then Hirvonen deserved to beat Loeb that year, and Loeb was not a worthy champion because he would not have won without team orders.
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    Not just another era, even in the Loeb era he...

    Not just another era, even in the Loeb era he would have won at least one title if Ford had used team orders the same way Citroen did.
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    I know that Paddon would prefer to stay loyal to...

    I know that Paddon would prefer to stay loyal to Hyundai if he has the option (and he helps their image in the NZ market a lot, dominating NZRC rallies in the Hyundai NZ AP4 car too) but if they only...
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